GMC Yukon Models and Yukon History

Replacing GMCs use of the Jimmy nameplate on the full-sized sport utility vehicle, the Yukon moniker first appeared in 1993. Originally offered as a two-door model, GMC repositioned the Yukon as a four-door sport utility vehicle for 1995. The 1995 GMC Yukon existed as a shorter wheelbase model of the Suburban. Offered with a rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrain, the 1998 model year version of the GMC Yukon was powered by a 5.7-liter Vortec V-8 engine producing 255 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.


Offered in SLE and SLT trim levels, the 1999 Yukon SLE came with aluminum wheels, air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo system with cassette player. For 2000, the GMC Yukon was completely reshaped and reengineered. Based on the innovative GMT800 truck platform, the 2000 Yukon received a mildly rounded look and included standard four-wheel disc brakes. Propelling the 2000 GMC Yukon, a 4.8-liter V-8 featured a smaller displacement than the predecessors base engine but generated an extra 25 horsepower. A 285-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 was also offered on the 2000 Yukon providing additional torque production.


The new-generation Yukon received an increased focus on interior comfort with standard CD player and rear seat audio controls. Standard-equipped for six passengers, an optional third-row 50/50 split-folding seat was offered on the Yukon. For 2007, the Yukon was modernized with a revised grille, headlamps housings and revised powerplants. An enhanced 5.3-liter Vortec V-8 engine generated 320 horsepower and featured Active Fuel Management. In 2009, the 5.3-liter engine gained the smooth-shifting support of a six-speed automatic transmission. Again refining itself as a large sport utility vehicle, the GMC Yukon was redesigned for 2015 featuring a new Ecotec3 engine and noise reduction features for improved cabin comfort.

New and Used Yukon Prices, GMC Yukon Model Years and History

GMC’s Yukon providers an equal mix of luxury, power and interior room.
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The GMC Yukon is a well-rounded and luxuriously appointed SUV that offers a comfortable ride with plenty of interior amenities.
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Rugged and roomy, the feature-rich Yukon returns for 2016 with plenty to offer.
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All-new for 2015, the GMC Yukon sport utility vehicle is equipped with a more efficient V-8 engine and offers the availability enhanced convenience features for a greater upscale feel.
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A solid and strong SUV, the 2014 GMC Yukon is a full-size vehicle that offers a comfortable and smooth ride for all eight passengers.
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Now available with new exterior paint options, the 2013 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV available in standard and luxury Denali trim levels.
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A classic example of a traditional sport utility vehicle, the truck-based 2012 GMC Yukon provides considerable utility capability along with premium features.
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A truck-based sport utility vehicle offering four-wheel drive utility and V-8 engine power, the proper touches can also turn the 2011 GMC Yukon into quite a luxury vehicle.
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The 2010 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV with seating for up to nine passengers and a more generously equipped interior compared to its Chevrolet Tahoe cousin.
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A popular choice for a large SUV, the 2009 GMC Yukon features comfort for nine passengers, handsome design and strong towing and hauling capabilities.
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The 2008 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV that is offered with a choice of V8 engines, one of which is able to utilize E85 Flexfuel.
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The 2007 GMC Yukon is a redesigned large SUV with improved engine performance and ride quality, as well as a brand-new six-speed automatic transmission.
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A full-size SUV with optional seating for up to nine passengers, the 2006 GMC Yukon is a premium vehicle with great standard features and a great towing capacity.
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A full-size premium SUV, the 2005 GMC Yukon offers seating for up to eight passengers and is available with RWD or 4WD.
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The 2004 GMC Yukon is a full-size premium SUV that is powered by a 285 hp V8 and offers plenty of space for up to eight passengers and cargo.
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The 2003 GMC Yukon is a full-size premium SUV that offers seating for up to eight passengers and a choice between 2WD or 4WD.
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A full-size SUV that has room for the family and plenty left over for cargo, the 2002 GMC Yukon comes standard with a 275 hp 4.8L V8 engine.
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A full-size SUV with room for six passengers, the 2001 GMC Yukon is well-equipped with upscale amenities and is available with RWD or 4WD.
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Available with seating for up to six, the 2000 GMC Yukon is a premium full-size SUV that is big on standard features, power, and interior comfort.
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A full-size SUV with seating for up to six, the 1999 GMC Yukon is available with 2WD or 4WD and comes standard with a 5.7L V8 engine.
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